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Former Epic president Mike Capps parts ways with the company
Former Epic president Mike Capps parts ways with the company
March 8, 2013 | By Mike Rose

March 8, 2013 | By Mike Rose
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Former Epic Games president Mike Capps has now completely stepped away from the company, leaving his advisory role to focus on being a father.

Capps revealed last December that he was leaving his role as president at the company and moving into an advisory role. However, in a Facebook post today, the industry veteran said that this plan hasn't working out as he'd hoped.

"When we announced that I wanted to transition out of my leadership role at Epic, the plan was for a continued but less active role, service on the board of directors, and ideally, being that eccentric semi-retired guy who still comes to playtests and gold parties," he explained.

He continued, "I'm sad to say that plans have changed, and as of February 11th, I'm no longer affiliated with Epic Games."

Capps noted that he is still a member of several game industry boards, and that he plans to continue advocating video games in Washington.

"I'm considering seats on a few company and advisory boards, as well as options for teaching at one of the world-class universities in the North Carolina Triangle area," he added. "And mostly, I'm focused on being a new dad in a few short weeks."

"I have many wonderful memories of my time at Epic, and I wish my friends there all the best in their future projects," he said.


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Benjamin Quintero
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Man.. So many departures. Either they were all pissed by the changes made by Tencent or they just cashed out on a lifetime worth of paychecks. Dropping like flies at Epic. Kind of sad.

Marcus Dublin
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If I had to guess, I'd say it was the latter.

Terry Matthes
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It was my understanding that Tencent has a very small piece of the pie. Given that assumption I'm not sure how they would be able to direct any kind of change. I also don't know if people are dropping like flies... Cliffy B left and we all knew Mike Capps was on his way out.

Tim Sweeny is still there and to me he's the canary in the coal mine to watch for.

Benjamin Quintero
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To my knowledge Rod F has left too. He was a fairly notable public figure at Epic and managed a lot of the external projects as well as the community.

Benjamin Quintero
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UPDATE: Epic has provided an official statement: "When Mike Capps retired last year, he stayed on the board in an advisory role. As we've been mapping out the future for the new Epic Games, we decided it was best to get a fresh start with the new management. We thank Mike for his years of service at Epic and we wish him well in retirement and fatherhood."

Sounds like he kind of got the boot =( after new management rolled in.

Nou Phabmixay
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A fresh start? I wonder what was broken.

Raymond Ortgiesen
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"When we announced that I wanted to transition out of my leadership role at Epic, the plan was for a continued but less active role, service on the board of directors, and ideally, being that eccentric semi-retired guy who still comes to playtests and gold parties," he explained.

Given that statement it's not entirely surprising they wanted to get rid of him.

Caulder Bradford
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guess Pony Ma didn't like the cut of Capps' jib...


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